Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Zagreb has the wide range of hotel options that you would expect from a country's capital city. The biggest cluster of hotels is located near the central square and main railway station (Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor), stretching north and east a number of blocks. In this area you'll find everything from hostel beds to four-star luxury properties, and many of the big international chains such as Sheraton and Best Western have a presence here. Other lodgings are scattered sporadically all over the city, with most of them located between Zagreb and neighboring Sesvete to the east, and a cluster to the south in Velika Gorica near the airport.
There's something to fit every budget in Zagreb. Hostel beds can be had for around $10 USD per night, while top-end luxury hotels tend to be relatively affordable at about $100-150 USD most nights. With strong competition between a lot of different properties, Zagreb is a city where deal hunters are usually richly rewarded.
Zagreb's peak season is in July and August, when the weather is at its warmest point of the year. Festivals are packed into this season, making for a fun atmosphere but also a lot of booked-up hotels and higher-than-usual prices. The three months just before this summer peak period are considered the shoulder, when the weather is still mild but tourism is relatively low. Tourism is almost nonexistent during the winter months of November to March, when the weather is frequently close to freezing.
Major events of the year kick off with the Snow Queen Trophy in January, a skiing competition in the mountains just at the city limits (provided there's enough snow for it -- it can be cancelled due to unfavorable weather). Restaurant Week in mid-March is when some of the city's finest eateries show off their wares at a discounted price, usually $20 USD for a three-course prix fixe meal. The International Folklore Festival in mid-July draws performers from all over Europe. And RujanFest, Croatia's answer to Oktoberfest, is a huge celebration and takes place in September.
A vehicle isn't completely necessary as Zagreb has a modern and reliable public transit system that runs 24 hours a day. You'll find light rail, buses and trams running throughout the city. There are a few things to be aware of that you don't see in many other cities, however. For example, if you ride anything between the hours of midnight and 4 A.M., the fare is double. And in addition to buying tickets at stations, you can also get them at various small shops, but if they are purchased from such a shop they have to be stamped at a station before they are considered valid.
You can feel free and safe everywhere you go. Food is great, people are easy-going, and drink coffe is cultural heritage!
I loved the cafe society, great food at excellent prices, great shopping, great atmos
Wonderful city full of like. The backpackers hostel that we went to was in the heart of the city and it was really easy to get around. We partied quite a bit here and it is a great city for backpacking
I like this city. It's the main city in Croatia but it's definitely less popular than Dubrovnik, Split and the coast side. I loved it. I think it's underrated and you can a lot of amazing things to see here. It's even better because it's not too crowded with tourists and you can actually enjoy. I definitely recommend it.